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ATM cards swap: Police arrest another ‘notorious fraudster’ in Kano

  • Suspect arrested with 22 ATM cards in Kano

On the 20/03/2022 at about 2340hrs, a team of Operation Puff Adder led by CSP Mustapha S. Ahmadu while on intelligence-led patrol along IBB way by Bata Kano, intercepted one Gaddafi Jibrin, ‘m’, aged 33 years old, of Tudun Maliki Quarters, Zoo Road Kano. On spot search, he was found in possession of 22 ATM Cards from different banks.

After his arrest, one Kabiru Ado, ‘m’, complained that the suspect and his two gang members approached him while seeking assistance to operate an ATM, deceitfully collected and changed his ATM Cards, while his accomplices fled with his Stanbic IBTC Bank ATM Card. Their Operational Motor Vehicle, Peugeot 206 model was recovered.

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On investigation, he confessed to the crime. He further confessed that, they normally use a 206 Peugeot Motor Vehicle to visit ATM points within Kano Metropolis, and that his syndicate members specialized in swapping ATM Cards by intimidating customers at ATM points, disguising under the pretext of assisting them to operate the machine. They have ATM cards from almost all the banks, making it easy for them to swap the ATMs. He claimed to have withdrawn money from many people’s accounts after swapping their ATM Cards.

Discreet investigation revealed that the syndicate specialized in intimidating, deceiving, swapping the ATM cards of victims, and withdrawing money from their bank accounts.

The Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi ordered for discreet investigation, and arrest of escaped accomplices and strongly warns that criminals will have no hiding place in Kano State.

They are advised to either repent or leave the State completely. He urged residents to continue to pray for the State, the Nation, especially in this holy month of Ramadan and report incidences to the nearest Police Station and not to take laws into their hands.

Rigorous patrol, raids of criminal hideouts and black spots will continue throughout the State, as the Command will sustain the ongoing “Operation Puff Adder” that is yielding positive results.

In case of emergencies, the Command can be contacted via; 08032419754, 08123821575, 08076091271, 09029292926, or log into the “NPF Rescue Me” Application available on the Play Store.

Thank You and God Bless.

SP ABDULLAHI HARUNA KIYAWA, ANIPR,
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
FOR:- COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, KANO STATE COMMAND.

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